9 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

9 days in Italy & Paris Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe tour planner

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Venice, Italy
— 1 day
Drive
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Garda, Italy
— 1 night
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Naples, Italy
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy

— 1 day

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Venice route site.

Frankfurt, Germany to Venice is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. December in Venice sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

Milan, Italy

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 29th (Thu), shop like a local with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and then catch a live event at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro).

To see more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Milan trip builder website.

You can drive from Venice to Milan in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in Milan sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Garda.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

Garda, Italy

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Garda.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Garda online tour planner.

Getting from Milan to Garda by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In December in Garda, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Garda

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
Highlights from your trip

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Garda to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Garda in December: high temperatures in Rome hover around 57°F and lows are around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:

Naples, Italy

— 1 night
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 3rd (Tue), make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, then delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, and then delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples trip maker website.

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Naples are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:

Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Luxembourg Palace, then admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Palace of Versailles.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip website.

Traveling by flight from Naples to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Naples in January, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 45°F and lows about 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.